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USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

May 22, 2018

Employees at the USDA Washington headquarters have expressed concerns about being exposed to cancer-causing materials during an office asbestos and lead abatement.

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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

May 21, 2018

Cooney & Conway has resolved a multi-million-dollar maritime asbestos case on behalf of a Michigan man who contracted mesothelioma more than 50 years after working on ore boats for two summers in his youth.

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Mass. VA Hospital Knowingly Exposed Vets, Employees to Asbestos, Special Counsel Says

Mass. VA Hospital Knowingly Exposed Vets, Employees to Asbestos, Special Counsel Says

May 2, 2018

The U.S. Special Counsel sent letters to Congress and the President on Tuesday notifying them of an asbestos exposure issue at a VA hospital in Massachusetts.

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Retired Dock Worker Blames Self for Late Wife’s Asbestos Exposure, Now Fears for Children

Retired Dock Worker Blames Self for Late Wife’s Asbestos Exposure, Now Fears for Children

April 23, 2018

Leonard Faram feels as though he “murdered” his wife, Annette, who died from mesothelioma in 2015 after inhaling asbestos dust he brought home while working for 10 years unloading asbestos fibers at the dock of an asbestos factory in England, in the 1960s.

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Asbestos Exposure a Danger for 1 in 4 UK Construction Workers

Asbestos Exposure a Danger for 1 in 4 UK Construction Workers

April 9, 2018

Nearly a quarter of the construction workers in the United Kingdom believe they could have been exposed to asbestos while on the job.

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Michael Lubeck

First District Appellate Court Reinstates Claims of Children Who Suffered Birth Defects Caused by Their Father’s Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace

April 4, 2018

Attorney Michael Lubeck of Cooney & Conway argued before the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of children who suffer birth defects as a result of their father’s occupational exposure to toxic chemicals in semiconductor manufacturing.

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Bike Safety

Bike Safety and Personal Injury in Chicago

April 4, 2018

After a grueling winter, most Chicagoans have been extremely anxious to enjoy the warm days and nights of summer.  Days spent at the beach, walking and biking along the lakefront, make it easy to forget about the dreadful months of winter, where even after your best efforts at layering, you simpl

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Judy Conway Participates in Young Lawyers’ ‘Lunch and Learn’ Panel Discussion

Judy Conway Participates in Young Lawyers’ ‘Lunch and Learn’ Panel Discussion

March 29, 2018

Cooney & Conway attorney Judy Conway participated in a panel discussion at a “Lunch and Learn” forum hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division on Wednesday, March 28, at the ISBA Chicago Regional office.

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Slip-and-Fall Accident Prevention Needed as Financial Burden Increases

Slip-and-Fall Accident Prevention Needed as Financial Burden Increases

March 20, 2018

A recent study noted that people age 85 or older are the fastest-growing population segment among the elderly and they are unsurprisingly also at the highest risk of slip-and-fall accidents that cause injury.

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Timothy R. Ocasek

$2 Mil Settlement Reached in Construction Accident Case

March 15, 2018

Timothy R. Ocasek of Cooney & Conway garnered a $2 million-dollar settlement for his client, an electrician who suffered brain trauma in a fall off a ladder while rewiring the fire alarm circuitry at a Chicago Public School.

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